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It’s officially confirmed that Xolo Maridueña, the badass Miguel Diaz from my favorite series Cobra Kai, will be playing Jaime Reyes in Blue Beetle!
From Collider, here’s what their article said:
We are one step closer to seeing Blue Beetle in action as Xolo Maridueña has been cast to star as the DC superhero for HBO Max. Angel Manuel Soto, who rose to fame with 2020’s Charm City Kings, will direct the adaptation from a script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
With Maridueña officially on board, Blue Beetle will become the first Latinx superhero to headline his own film in the DC Expanded Universe. The film is expected to begin production in early 2022, with more casting details expected to be released throughout the year.
This is honestly great casting. Maridueña is an awesome actor and he’ll definitely pull off playing Blue Beetle. I hope WB changes their mind about the film being only on HBO Max because seeing all the POC films like Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Static Shock, etc. get the shorthand of the stick is off-putting, especially when they’re considered risky film in their eyes. Overall, this is good stuff.